Miguel Cotto to face Delvin Rodriguez in HBO return

Al Bello

Miguel Cotto's HBO return is reportedly set for October 5 in Florida, where he'll face Delvin Rodriguez.

According to a report at BoxingScene.com, Miguel Cotto's return to HBO airwaves will be a fight against Delvin Rodriguez in Florida. As we mentioned literally minutes ago on this site, but have to do another post for traffic! traffic!, Cotto will be reuniting, sort of, with Top Rank, and welcoming Freddie Roach as his new trainer.

Rodriguez (28-6-3, 16 KO) fits the bill as a Cotto "bounce back" opponent following a pair of losses. After losing to Antonio Margarito in 2008, Cotto returned against Michael Jennings, and after losing to Manny Pacquiao in 2009, Cotto came back for a fight with Yuri Foreman. Neither Jennings nor Foreman were on Cotto's level, and even a bit faded, it figures that Delvin Rodriguez won't be either, with all due respect to Rodriguez, a tough, Friday Night Fights-level guy who has done pretty well against his better opponents.

Cotto, though, is not Isaac Hlatshwayo or Pawel Wolak.

Does Rodriguez have a chance to score the upset here? We know he's a tough fighter who brings a good effort, and Cotto's style should certainly not be the puzzle for Delvin that Austin Trout was last year (Trout followed his win over Rodriguez with a win over Cotto). But does he have enough talent? Does Cotto have enough left to just outclass him?

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